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Child Care Available

NJEA has again enlisted the services of ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements to offer NJEA members attending the Convention low-cost child care. The cost is $20 per child, per day. Sign in to njea.org to register.

Convention App

Smartphone users will be able to “let their fingers do the walking” at this year’s NJEA Convention with an application designed to run on iPhones, Android-based phones, and Blackberrys. Learn more

Coming by car? Parking options

Limited, daily and hourly rate parking exists at the Convention Center and at an outdoor lot located between Ohio and Indiana Avenues, but experience has shown that these lots fill early. Save yourself the hassle and plan alternate parking before you leave your house.

Consider parking at one of the Atlantic City hotels from which NJEA runs com­plimentary shuttles. See details below.

For free parking and a complimentary shuttle to the Convention Center, take Exit 2 off the expressway to Rt. 322/40 South to Atlantic City High School on the right. Free shuttles run between the Convention Center and this lot.

Leave the car near home—come by NJ TRANSIT

By train - The Atlantic City Rail Line runs from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, adjacent to the Convention Center.

The cost is just $10 each way from Phila­delphia and less in-between from Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, and Absecon. Purchase your ticket at Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) to avoid a $5 surcharge on the train.

Discounted tickets are available for senior citizens age 62 and older and customers with disabilities. Restrictions apply. For more information, visit njtransit.com.

Easy connection from River LINE – There are three easy steps to connect from River LINE to the Atlantic City Conven­tion Center. Ride the River LINE to NJ TRANSIT’s Walter Rand Transportation Center. Take PATCO to Lindenwold. Connect to the NJ TRANSIT Atlantic City Rail Line.

By bus – NJ TRANSIT has express bus service on Bus Route No. 551 between Camden and the Atlantic City Bus Termi­nal just two blocks from the Convention Center. For added convenience, passen­gers with an Atlantic City/Philadelphia rail ticket or pass may also use that ticket on the 551 bus route between Atlantic City and Philadelphia’s Greyhound Ter­minal located at 10th and Filbert Streets.

Bus tickets valid between Philadelphia and Atlantic City are honored on the Atlantic City Rail Line for interstate and intrastate travel.

Travel flexibility – You can use your NJ TRANSIT monthly rail pass on light rail and bus. Rail passes are imprinted with a zone number. You can use your rail pass for any light rail trip, or for bus trips up to the number of zones imprinted, during the period it is valid.

NJ TRANSIT public timetables are sub­ject to change. Check timetables or visit njtransit.com prior to traveling.

Casino parking garages

ACH (formerly Hilton @ Boston Avenue and the Boardwalk. (2,081 spaces)

Tropicana Casino and Resort @ Brigh­ton Avenue and the Boardwalk. (5,000 spaces)

Caesars Atlantic City @ Arkansas Avenue and the Boardwalk. (2,122 spaces)

Caesars Parking Garage on Michigan Avenue. (3,224 spaces)

Other Atlantic City parking

Ohio Avenue Parking Lot @ Ohio and Baltic avenues. (Convention Center Vi­cinity. Lot 149) At the end of the Atlantic City Expressway turn left onto Arctic Avenue. Follow Arctic Avenue three blocks to Indiana Avenue. Turn left onto Indiana Avenue, then turn left onto Baltic Avenue (next block); the entrance to the Ohio Av­enue lot is half a block down on the right.

New York Avenue Parking Garage/ Park America @ South New York Avenue between Pacific and Atlantic avenues. Proceed East on Missouri Avenue (toward ocean) to Pacific Avenue. Make a left onto Pacific Avenue. Follow Pacific to New York Avenue. Make a left onto New York Avenue. Parking garage will be on your right.

South Jersey Transportation Parking Lot @ Corner of Missouri and Atlantic avenues. (Trump Plaza vicinity) Lot is on the corner. Entrance is on Missouri Avenue. (299 spaces)

Parking garage @ at Fairmount and Mississippi avenues just off the Atlantic City Expressway. The garage has easy ac­cess to the Convention Center with 1,180 parking spaces and five levels of parking.

Park Place Parking Lot @ Corner of Ohio and Atlantic avenues. (Bally’s Atlan­tic City vicinity) Proceed east on Mis­souri Avenue (toward ocean) to Atlantic Avenue. Make a left onto Atlantic Avenue. Proceed to Ohio Avenue. Lot will be on the corner. Make a right onto Ohio Avenue for entrance.

Parking Lot @ Pacific Avenue between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. (Trump Plaza vicinity) Proceed east on Missouri Avenue (toward ocean) to Pacific Avenue. Make a right onto Pacific Avenue. Parking lot will be on your right between Missis­sippi and Georgia avenues directly across from Boardwalk Hall.

Parking Lot @ Atlantic Avenue between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. (Trump Plaza vicinity) Proceed east on Missouri Avenue (toward ocean) to Atlantic Avenue. Make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. Parking lot will be on your left between Mississippi and Georgia avenues.

G&M Parking Lot @ On Georgia Avenue between Pacific and Atlantic avenues. (Trump Plaza vicinity) Proceed east on Missouri Avenue (toward ocean) to Pacific Avenue. Make a right onto Pacific Avenue. Proceed to Georgia Avenue. Make a right onto Georgia Avenue. Parking lot will be on your left.

Casino School Lot - Bacharach Boulevard. (Atlantic City Convention Center vicinity) Follow the signs for the Atlantic City Connector, take the first exit for the Convention Center/Bacharach Blvd. The lot is at the end of the block on Ohio Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard. (90 spaces)

Tanger Outlets – The Walk Parking: Shuttle service to the AC Outlets-The Walk is also available from surface lots on Fair­mount Avenue between Ohio and Michigan avenues and on Atlantic Avenue across from Trump Plaza. The Caesar’s garage is also convenient to AC Outlets-The Walk.87

Most of NJ TRANSIT’s rail, light rail and bus lines are accessible. Check njtransit. com or call 973-275-5555 for accessible travel information. If you have a disabil­ity that prevents you from using the local fixed bus route, you may request informa­tion about Access Link, NJ TRANSIT’s ADA paratransit service by calling 800- 955-ADA1 (2321).

Shuttle Bus Information

Take a shuttle to the Atlantic City Convention Center

NJEA provides free shuttle service between the Convention Center and various areas throughout Atlantic City. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday and 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, but remember to make allowances for Atlantic City traffic patterns. There will also be a shuttle ser­vice on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 minutes to all routes except the purple and grey routes.

When going to the Convention Center, catch a shuttle at any of the hotels listed at left. Be sure to note the “color” of the bus you boarded. Take the same color when returning to your hotel or parking lot.

Here are the route colors and their desti­nations from the Convention Center:

Details about color-coded shuttle routes will also be posted in the Convention Center. Buses leave from designated load­ing areas either in front of the Center or at the side entrance.

A handicapped accessible minibus is available upon request. Individuals using wheelchairs or walkers must schedule minibus transportation in advance. Call Annalisa Russell at 609-599-4561, ext. 2257 prior to Oct. 25.

Travel with colleagues— charter a bus

Consider sponsoring a local or county association bus to Atlantic City. Help members enjoy the convention without the hassle of driving and searching for parking. They can sit back, relax, and share the experience and session high­lights with colleagues.

Bus permits must be purchased in ad­vance from the South Jersey Transporta­tion Authority, PO Box 351, Hammonton, NJ 08037-0351. Permits are $2 per bus per day, plus $3 processing fee for up to 50 permits. You must have a permit for each day your bus is in Atlantic City.

Ride A.C. history—take a jitney

The Atlantic City Jitney Association was started in 1915. “Jitney” is an old English term that means nickel—the fare when these charming vehicles first began oper­ating in the city. Today, jitneys operate on Pacific Avenue for $2.25 per person, one way. They provide efficient transportation to all casino hotels, including the marina area.

Convention Program

To help you plan your conference, download the 2013 Convention Program for a complete listing of sessions, events, entertainment, and more.

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